Internationally acclaimed tenor, Maximo Marcuso was born in in the Capital of Guatemala City, Central-America and grew up in a family of classical musicians and singers. He was initially trained by his mother, a renowned soprano and he made his first solo appearance singing “Ave Maria” at the age of 8 at the National Palace of the city. He continued his musical studies at the National Cultural Center and the prestigious Maria Callas School of Opera and by the age of 18 he was touring throughout Central and South America, Mexico and the United States.
Maximo relocated to the USA where he established a career in Miami as a popular entertainer in a wide variety of musical genres including opera, crossover and Latin jazz but, California beckoned and he headed to Los Angeles where he continued coaching with the renowned Maestro Frank Paul Fetta, Music Director of the Culver City Symphony and Redlands Bowl Summer Festival, and Brent McMunn, conductor/music director of USC Thornton Opera. He now collaborates with conductor and vocal coach Maestra Marya Basaraba.
Maximo sang as tenor soloist for several years with the Crystal Cathedral’s Hour of Power Philharmonic in Garden Grove California under the baton of Music Director Johnny Carl and appeared in “The Passion of the Christ Concert,” conducted by the composer, John Debney. He has appeared as a guest artist with Pasadena Symphony and POPS Orchestra in the “Night at the Oscars” and "Music Under the Stars" and as the featured soloist for the Golden State Pops Orchestra “Holiday Pops Spectacular”. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Ensemble at The John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood California, with the Hollywood Ensemble Opera and the Santa Monica and Nevada Symphonies.
Maximo continues to thrill audiences with his beautiful and diverse repertoire of operatic arias, classical crossovers, Broadway standards and contemporary favorites. His recent engagements include European venues in Berlin, Frankfurt and Rome, and in the US in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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